PBI-Mexico accompanies 39th Assembly for the Defense of Territory opposed to the construction of the Atexcaco II dam

PBI-Mexico has posted: “Last Sunday, December 17, PBI accompanied the 39 Assembly in the municipality of Hueyapan, Sierra Norte de Puebla, in the framework of the Defense of the Territory and Construction of Life Plans. Representatives of the Masewal, Tutunakú and Mestizo villages raised their voices against the Atextaco [Atexcaco] Read more…

PBI-Honduras accompanies National Union of Rural Workers and campesina community threatened by sugar company

On December 21, PBI-Honduras posted: “We accompanied the campesina (peasant) base Agua Blanca Sur, affiliated with the @Cntc Progreso [National Union of Rural Workers], in a community meeting held at the Community Center. This one, like other campesina bases in Yoro Department, has suffered several evictions in recent months. We Read more…

PBI-Colombia accompanies return of Indigenous Wounaan community to their territory after displacement by the armed conflict

On December 20, PBI-Colombia posted: “We accompany @Justiciaypazcol [Justice and Peace] in the significant return of the Wounaan Community of Santa Rosa de Guayacán to its territory after two years of forced displacement. It is important to guarantee all security and protection measures so that the community can remain in Read more…

PBI-Guatemala accompanies Indigenous Maya Kaqchikel journalist Norma Sancir who was arrested after police fired tear gas at a peaceful protest

On December 20, PBI-Guatemala posted: “#PBI accompanies community journalist Maya Kaqchikel Norma Sancir in continuation of oral and public debate over her 2014 arbitrary arrest by 5 policemen charged in the case. On this occasion the listing of documentary evidence was presented by both sides, and a new evidence was Read more…

PBI-Canada reminds the City of Ottawa of its human rights obligations as #CeasefireNow protest is ticketed

Update: While three tickets totalling almost $1500 were issued by Ottawa By-law officers at the #CeasefireNow march on Saturday December 23, another nine tickets were reportedly issued on Saturday December 30. We continue to be concerned by this. Tweet from Ottawa lawyer Paul Champ. Original post Ottawa Citizen photo: “An Read more…

PBI-Canada will be watching as three defenders of Wet’suwe’ten territory go on trial, January 8

Photo: Wet’suwet’en land defender Molly Wickham, Gitxsan land defender Shay Lynn Sampson, Haudenosaunee land defender Teka’tsihasere Corey Jocko. Peace Brigades International-Canada will be following the trial of three land defenders starting on January 8 and concluding on January 19. CBC has reported: “The trial for Sleydo’ Molly Wickham, Shay Lynn Sampson, and Read more…

PBI-Mexico accompanies 39th Assembly for the Defense of Territory opposed to the construction of the Atexcaco II hydroelectric dam

PBI-Mexico has posted: “Last Sunday, December 17, PBI accompanied the 39 Assembly in the municipality of Hueyapan, Sierra Norte de Puebla, in the framework of the Defense of the Territory and Construction of Life Plans. Representatives of the Masewal, Tutunakú and Mestizo villages raised their voices against the Atextaco [Atexcaco] Read more…

The City of Ottawa and its obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

Ottawa Citizen photo: “An Ottawa bylaw officer informs pro-Palestinian protest organizer Sarah Abdul-Karim that the group was being ticketed under the city noise bylaws. PHOTO BY ASHLEY FRASER /Postmedia” Article 21 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights states: “The right of peaceful assembly shall be recognized. No Read more…

Vorágine article gives historical context to Canadian energy company and the criminalization of social leaders in Colombia

In a newly-published feature article titled Los ‘falsos positivos’ del petróleo (Oil’s false positives), Vorágine provides important historical context for understanding the current criminalization of social leaders in San Luis de Palenque, Casanare, who have spoken against the social and environmental impacts of the Canadian company Frontera Energy. Text: “Although Read more…

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